Laziness in the form of packets

Written by Stephanie Guzman, Editor-in-Chief
March 10
Filed under Opinion

Throughout the span of a student's high school career, he or she encounters a diverse amount of teachers each year with their own teaching methods. Each student has a preferred method of teaching: there’s a reason some teachers stand out as favorites among students. Growing up they tell you there ...

How our views have changed

Written by Stephanie Guzman, Editor-in-Chief
February 14
Filed under Opinion

From a first lady who promoted body positivity and staying healthy to one who is known for plastic surgery and enhancements, there’s been a dynamic shift for women and girls in America. Women's march broke out across the nation and was overwhelming with response. Women, men, and children of equali...

An open letter to protesters

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor
January 24
Filed under Opinion

Dear protesters, I get it if you’re mad. You got Donald Trump as president, and the Alt-Right is beating you down one politician at a time. But come on! Have a little respect. Just because you don’t like the president, and people are starting to see past your poorly researched facts and your horri...

The power of words

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor
January 24
Filed under Opinion

You are dumb. You’re ugly. You’re useless. You’re disappointing. You’re embarrassing. You’re ignorant. You’re messy. You’re weak. You’re short. You’re tall. You’re gay. You’re awkward. You’re friendless. You’re weird. You’re obnoxious. You’re… different. Words surround us. T...

The flag we pledge to

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor
November 30
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Flags are a symbol most of us are so familiar with; they almost seem to blend into the scenery. We see flags everyday. Some represent small things like movements and organizations while others represent much bigger things, like an entire nation. And it is those flags that need to be addressed, particularly...

Turning a new leaf

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor
November 17
Filed under Opinion

As we watch the leaves change from green to the color of our future President, it’s hard not to take a step back and examine how we got here. This race has been a wild one. With two candidates who seem more concerned with the next best insult than their values and policies, it’s hard to find a candidate...

The dead fight

Written by Adriana Watson
October 13
Filed under Opinion

In the early 1900s, a movement began that would change this country for the better. Women began to rise up: they dusted off their skirts, grabbed their bicycles and signs, and began to fight for a right that is very dear to Americans. The right to vote. Women came out and gave voice to those whose l...

From shadows to spotlights

Written by Adriana Watson, Staff Writer
October 11
Filed under Opinion

In an election where the most boisterous candidate tends to take the win, it’s easy to forget about the supporting actors. However, it is quite possible that the vice president nominees may become far more important than their running mates. It seems that the first, and only, vice presidential debate...

The most watched presidential debate yet?

Written by Adriana Watson, Staff Writer
October 4
Filed under Opinion

The time has come for all of us, young or old, to turn on the televisions, grab ourselves a bag of popcorn, and pretend we’ve been paying attention to the snow blizzard that has become the 2016 presidential election. This election has been a year of firsts. Not only have we had the first female...

Written by Jacob Beavers, Staff Writer
May 10
Filed under Opinion

Modern media uses movie trailers as selling points. A good trailer will lead to more interest in a film and better sales. With such a focus on profit, is the film industry devaluing the movie going experience? Recently, I went with a friend to see Deadpool. While not being the most well informed ...

The Power of Empowerment

Written by Vanessa Scales, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

We all have points in our lives as high school students where we just feel like we cannot do anything, but everyone deserves to know that they are worth more than the voices in their head. Being able to help someone else have a better day is something that teenagers should especially strive for, because ...

Revenge Gone Wild in Revenant

Revenge Gone Wild in Revenant

Written by Carlos Nava, Staff Writer
February 3
Filed under Opinion

Leonardo DiCaprio is a fantastic actor who has never won a single Oscar in his twenty year career.  That might all change with the release of his newest movie The Revenant, also starring Tom Hardy and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (2015’s Birdman). The amount of stunts and action DiC...

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